About Teaching English in Taiwan
To find a job teaching English in Taiwan, most teachers will need to have a TEFL certificate, a bachelor's degree, and a clean criminal background check. Native English speakers are preferred. The average salary range for an English teacher in Taiwan is about $1,000 - $2,000 USD per month.
Asia's English teaching market is one of the largest in the world, and Taiwan is one of the oldest and most established markets among Asian nations. Taiwan is a fantastic option for those interested in learning Mandarin but seeking a place a bit smaller than China.
English teachers in Taiwan can expect to find jobs primarily after the Lunar New Year (this varies each year, but typically falls in late January or early February) and again in July - August. Interviews are conducted well in advance, both over the phone and via e-mail. If teachers prefer, positions can also be found on the ground in person.
Instructors are responsible for airfare and housing expenses. Most English teachers in Taiwan live with coworkers or other expatriates. English Teaching positions are with either children or adults, though the market for teaching children is particularly outstanding.
Most English teaching jobs in Taiwan are found in major cities such as Taipei, Kaohsiung, Taichung, Taoyuan, and Tainan.